Shooter Jennings, a country music star signed to Universal South Records, is showing his support of Bitcoin in a big way. Jennings just released his new single, “Nashville from Afar,” is available for download through all the usual channels such as iTunes for the hefty sum of $1. To highlight the oft-touted benefits of bitcoin such as lack of chargebacks and reduced fraud, Jennings is offering 50% off to those that buy his new single with Bitcoin. The single is available for purchase directly from Jennings’ website for $0.50 worth of bitcoin, payment processing provided by BitPay.
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The 35-year-old singer-songwriter is preparing to release his “BCR Mixtape 2014” in December and providing his single to the world while promoting Bitcoin seemed like a natural fit. Shooter Jennings’ new single celebrates the country capital of the world, Nashville, from Jennings’ current location in sunny California:
“Nashville from Afar” was recorded at Station House Studios in Echo Park, CA and features Ted Russell Kamp on the Bass, Aubrey Richmond on the Fiddle and Jaime Douglass on the drums.
By offering his single for digital download and by accepting digital payment for said download, Jennings is cutting out several middlemen from his essentially P2P transaction. It is the hope of many, including Bitshares project Peershares, that more and more artists from around the world start to utilize Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to circumvent the traditional barriers to worldwide commerce. The internet pipelines between the many corners of the world exist, as does the money and multi-signature escrow systems needed to facilitate trade. The next step for Shooter Jennings might be to list his single for sale on a decentralized marketplace.
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Nashville from Afar image from bcrmedia.com; other images from Shutterstock.